# How do you simplify #(2x - 3)/(x + 1) + (6x + 5)/(x + 1)#?

Add the numerators

When adding fractions, the denominators have to be the same

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To simplify the expression (2x - 3)/(x + 1) + (6x + 5)/(x + 1), you can combine the two fractions by finding a common denominator, which in this case is (x + 1). Then, add the numerators together and keep the common denominator. The simplified expression is (8x + 2)/(x + 1).

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